Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Oct 2013 22:05 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

After the customary six months of incubation, Ubuntu 13.10 - codenamed Saucy Salamander - has hatched. The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated applications and several new features, including augmented search capabilities in the Unity desktop shell.

Although Saucy Salamander offers some useful improvements, it's a relatively thin update. XMir, the most noteworthy item on the 13.10 roadmap, was ultimately deferred for inclusion in a future release. Canonical's efforts during the Saucy development cycle were largely focused on the company's new display server and upcoming Unity overhaul, but neither is yet ready for the desktop.

It's also the first version available for phones. Well, for the Nexus 4.

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RE: Ubuntu Server
by rklrkl on Fri 18th Oct 2013 11:26 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu Server"
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Just a note that if you are intending to use Ubuntu Server in a production environment, I would stick with the 12.04 LTS release, which gets 5 years of updates (until 2017), whereas the new 13.10 release appears to only get a year of updates if is to be believed (which is frankly useless for a server OS).

Nice to see that 64-bit desktop Ubuntu is finally the "recommended" bitness (8 years after I started using 64-bit Linux), although I wish the torrent download links got equal prominence with the direct download links...

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RE[2]: Ubuntu Server
by j-kidd on Sat 19th Oct 2013 02:10 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Server"
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The problem with using LTS releases such as 12.04 is that you will end up with packages from all over the place, e.g.

- ruby 2.0.0-p247 (LTS: 1.8.7-p352, Jul 2011) - self-compile based on
- redis 2.6.16 (LTS: 2.2.12, Jul 2011) - ppa:rwky/redis
- haproxy 1.4.24 (LTS: 1.4.18, Sep 2011) - ppa:chris-lea/haproxy
- nodejs 0.10.20 (LTS: 0.6.12, Mar 2012) - ppa:chris-lea/node.js
- php 5.4.20 (LTS: 5.3.10, Feb 2012) - ppa:ondrej/php5
- apache 2.4.6 (LTS: 2.2.22, Jan 2012) - ppa:ondrej/apache2
- nginx 1.4.3 (LTS: 1.1.19, Apr 2012) - deb precise nginx
- postgresql 9.3.1 (LTS: 9.1.9, Apr 2013) - deb precise-pgdg main
- zfsonlinux 0.6.2 (LTS: none) - ppa:zfs-native/stable

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RE[3]: Ubuntu Server
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Oct 2013 06:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu Server"
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How is that a problem, exactly?

PS. for ruby just use rbenv.

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